Where indicated, the Watershed Watch Booth will be present at events. Please stop by to pick up informational materials and cool giveaways!
South Bay Green Gardens Workshops and Events to help you learn how to conserve water, prevent pollution and promote healthy soils for a beautiful and sustainable landscape!
Getting Ready for the Cool Season Vegetable Garden
From 10:00am until 11:00am
851 Center Drive Palo Alto, CA 94301
Location: Palo Alto Demonstration Garden
While we are still enjoying the bounty of the summer vegetable garden, it is time to start thinking about preparations for the long, productive cool season ahead.
Master Gardener volunteers will demonstrate how to: clean up vegetable beds and prepare them for replanting; make an easy slow compost pile from spent plants; decide whether to discard, reuse, or dig in mulch; and grow your own cool season veggie seedlings. Join us for this hands-on workshop and go home with a six-pack of seeded chard, beets, lettuce, or kale. Participants are welcome to bring samples from their summer vegetable gardens of plant problems and/or insects (well contained!) for diagnosis/identification.
How to Grow Wildflowers From Seed- A Talk and Seed Exchange
From 10:00am until 11:30am
5283 Snell Avenue San Jose, CA 95136
Would you like a colorful and carefree Wildflower area in your garden next Spring? We've got a deal for you! Come join us to learn about growing wildflowers in your yard and to pick up some wildflower seeds to get your garden started. Wildflowers are hardy, beautiful, low-water use, often reseed, and provide pollen and nectar for our local pollinators. The talk will last about an hour, with the last half-hour for questions and seed exchange. Feel free to bring your saved wildflower seeds to share if you have them; but bringing seeds is not required to participate in the seed exchange.
We recommend wearing closed-toe shoes, layered clothing, and a hat, as the talk will be held outdoors and the weather is sometimes uncooperative.
Please arrive 15 minutes early to allow time to park and sign in.
Note: the Park charges $6.00 for parking.